Don't Waste Paper: Make Your Own Envelopes

Handmade envelopes are green and way cooler than regular envelopes.

With shame, I recently cut out some pictures from my Salvador Dali book for craft projects. But, to be fair, the projects looked pretty great when finished

How to make your own envelopes:

1. Locate your paper source.

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Fold the sides of the paper in about 1-3 inches, depending on the size you want your envelope to be.

The image for your envelope should be on the back.

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3. Create a fold for the bottom (body of the envelope).

Use eco-friendly glue to glue the edges of the bottom fold to the side folds.

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4. Make sure your top fold (the part you will need to seal once your letter is inside) is cut straight or intentionally jagged like mine.

Enjoy! This project is a great way to make use of all of those magazines/books/pictures/etc. that you aren't using and deliver hand-written letters in a slightly greener fashion with reused paper envelopes.

Image courtesy of Elizabeth Seward.